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room. the role of the vice president has changed considerably, and i would give credit to both romney and obama for picking a vice presidential nominee that not only could help them get elected but could help them govern. i think these are both, to a degree, responsible selections in that respect. i think no matter who wins, we will see either ryan for biden -- or biden play a significant role over the next four years. >> we are previewing the upcoming debate in danville, kentucky, and throwing in some vice-presidential trivia all along the way. let me share with you one of the mamas from 2010 during the height of the health-care debate, a meeting that took place at blair house across the street from the white house, and comments by then congressman ryan on the health care bill and the vice-president. >> the bill has 10 years of tax increases, about $500 billion, with 10 years of medicare cuts, about $500 billion, to pay for six years of spending. what is the true 10-year cost of this bill? in 10 years, that is $2.3 trillion. it does a couple of other things -- it takes $52 billion in
. 2012] >> both presidential candidates are in ohio, with rallies this afternoon. mitt romney is a kind of false -- is at the falls. the president fifth event at ohio state university will start shortly. meanwhile, a discussion of how the presidential race shapes up. >> we will be getting electoral scoreboard updates from a lot of publications. today, we feature "the wall street journal." which are joined by a political reporter there. thank you for joining us. guest: thank you for having me. host: what are we looking at? guest: you can see which states we have classified as swing states at this point. we are down to eight, a fairly small number of up-for-grabs states that are in play. but you can look at how the measures that are important to understanding the states. we have talked about the national economy. it is also important to look at the economy within each of these states. you can look at unemployment numbers, foreclosure numbers, the price of a gallon of gas in virginia. you can also look at the history of each of these states, to give you a sense of where the have been in th
weeks doing what he intended to do rather than playing defense. i do know that focus groups, both romney campaign ran and the obama campaign ran showed these remarks really alienated independent voters and even weak republicans. which indicates to me that this comes up again in the debate and advertising, it will remind people. they forgot about it or responding to the debate. host: let's go to phone calls. barb, democratic caller you're on the air. caller: i would like to say that romneyexpressed his real feeling about the 47%. it cannot be ignored. also understand that he signed grover norquist pledge. if he did that, he cannot represent 100% of the population because if you say that you're going to ignore the situation that the country is in, you cannot say that you unequivocally ignore taxes and to get income to support the country. with that, he could not represent me and the middle class and or poor people. host: we'll leave it there. john in north carolina, tweets in this though. the 53% are not in the least offended by the comment which was by and large true. guest: everyone has
: this is for both gentlemen on the panel. as an american, why do we want a modern day gordon gecko as president? i'm talking about mitt romney. i will take my answer of the year. >> i think we want someone who can create jobs and not someone who's going to take -- make bets on failed solar companies. we want someone who is going to create jobs and i think mitt romney has shown he has the ability to create jobs. many of their retailers you currently buy, whether it is a staple for other companies, he created. i think he has a record of creating jobs and a record of reviving institutions that were failing such as the salt lake city olympics. we have a great opportunity here and we need to create jobs to grow this economy. >> the only thing i would take issue with is that he says obama has not been successful. what earl -- what is success? is it making a lot of money or is it helping out this country? the problem with that romney's record as he has gone in, taken over companies, laid-off workers, increased his bottom line, but hurt the communities he is in. this is the choice of voters have in the ho
for obama. i was looking at both sides before. i thought what is going on, who is seen what? to me, mitt romney is not honest with people. he flip flops so much, he says so many things, one day this, one day that. he changes so much. you cannot trust a person like that to run for president. another thing is people blame the president because they cannot find a job. i am sorry. when you need the money, you do anything. i washed dishes. we do whatever to get by. i have found other jobs so i can live a stable life. you cannot blame it on a president like that. host: did you just recently registered to vote? caller: yes. host: what was the process like in nebraska? caller: i do not know. it is ok. caller: i don't know. it was ok. host: where are you from? caller: i'm from thailand. host: thank you for calling. vance, tell us why you are a first-time voter. caller: just for the most part, and overthrow -- and on the road toward garver having difficulty making it to the polls. host: why is this election the when you are going to vote in? host: -- caller: i am working locally this time, so i ca
by the debate at 9:00 p.m., and your calls and tweets afterwards. both the presidential candidates are campaigning in key swing states today. mitt romney in iowa. later, he will head to ohio. president obama is in the buckeye state later today, speaking at ohio state university in columbus, and here on c-span you can watch live coverage of his remarks as they begin at 5:00 p.m. eastern. in prime time we continue live coverage with a west virginia governor's debate. the governor won a special election against bill maloney in 2010. we will have live coverage tonight from charleston at 7:00 p.m. eastern. last night, in virginia, tim kaine and george allen squared off in a debate to fill the senate seat left by the retirement of jim webb. this is the second of three televised debates. this one-hour debate courtesy of w c r-tv in richmond. >> tonight, the candidates will answer questions about the issue they will face. the moderator tonight, the political analyst and moderator of many debates in central virginia. >> thank you. let's introduce the candidates trying to beat the next u.s.
the way the poll privies -- reveals the war awareness of the american public, how can romney or obama persuade the u.s. public that they need to support aid vision of leadership? what does this poll tell us about how americans are struggling with the balance between leadership, both unilateralism, intervention, non-intervention, as they continue to feel priorities are here at home? >> is the right question because i think struggling with ambivalence, tension, contradiction is the heart of the matter, and let me try to unpack that. i will offer a broad generalization about the state of american public opinions on these questions, and then i will and with some -- end with some brief comments. let me make a technical holding know, that this is a survey of adults, not a survey of registered voters, that alone white -- likely voters. there are some differences as you impose increasingly demanding screens on adults, and these results will probably pick up more young people, more people who are more weekly connected to the political system, and in this election year, i think that difference
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